Online MBA in Healthcare Management

Online MBA in Healthcare Management

Voted one of Best Affordable Online MBA Programs with Regional Accreditation

Online MBA in Healthcare Management from Walsh University

Awarded Top 50 Best Value Online Accelerated MBA Programs 2017

AACSB Online MBA in Healthcare Management Program

AACSB Business Education Alliance Member 2017

Online MBA in Healthcare Management

Online MBA Fast Facts

  • 100% online
  • 42 credit hours with Pathway Course, 36 Credit Hours without Pathway Course
  • Complete in as little as 1 year
  • Take one eight-week course per term
  • Six intakes per year

Walsh University MBA Recognition

  • Named a 2017 Best Online Program by U.S. News and World Report
  • Ranked in the Top 50 Best Value Accelerated Online MBA Programs for 2017 by Values College
  • Ranked #9 in the country by Online MBA Report for 2017 (Top 10 Catholic Online MBA Programs 2016)
  • Recognition as a Top 50 Accelerated Program for 2017 by Affordable Colleges Online
  • Named a 2016 Best Online Program for Veterans

Change Your Perception About Care

The online MBA with a specialty in healthcare management gives you an understanding of the workings and communication strategies necessary to work in the multi-departmental healthcare field. The online healthcare management MBA prepares you to look at the industry from multiple perspectives and the critical thinking to adapt as well as resolve any business scenario that comes your way.

"I believe what I have learned has really helped to make me a better manager at my job now. My MBA classes at Walsh have definitely been in line with what I'm doing and where I'm going, and are helping me to reach the next level professionally."

Bryan Kokish


Marketing Manager, University Hospitals Neurological Institute in Cleveland


Online MBA Program Delivery

The online MBA in healthcare management is a 42-credit, 100 percent online master’s program. The degree can be completed in as little as 12 months or part-time for 2-2.5 years. The courses are offered in eight-week increments and they are AACSB-aligned. Walsh University’s online programs offer the flexibility to learn at your own pace as well as take courses when it’s convenient for you.

This program provides a global view of the healthcare industry. The courses are geared toward expanding your knowledge of the healthcare management — from addressing the needs of a diverse workforce, to managing resources, to resolving conflicts. You’ll graduate with an understanding of your personal leadership style and a leadership certification designation on your transcript. Build a career network amongst your peers and faculty.

Online MBA Program Admissions
  • Completed application
  • Official transcript(s) of all undergraduate and graduate institutions attended, sent directly from the applicant's college(s) or university(ies) to the Walsh University Admissions Office
  • Current resume
  • Demonstration of English language proficiency for applicants for whom English is a second language (if applicable)

Note: An applicant must have an undergraduate degree from an accredited undergraduate institution, earning a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher. When the applicant has attended more than one undergraduate institution, a weighted average GPA will be calculated. An applicant who has graduated with a cumulative GPA of less than 3.0 is encouraged to apply, but will be subject to review by the MBA Admissions Review Committee.

Language Requirements

  • TOEFL score of 500 or higher on the paper-based test, 173 or higher on the computer-based test, or 61 or higher on the Internet-based test
  • IELTS score of 5.5 or higher
Online MBA Program Tuition and Financial Aid

Online MBA in Healthcare Management Tuition

$685 per credit hour. To learn more about our tuition breakdown, click here.

Online MBA in Healthcare Management Financial Aid

Financial aid may be available to qualified individuals. To learn more about financial aid for Walsh University’s online MBA in Healthcare Management, click here.

Online MBA Program - Core Curriculum

Online MBA Program - Specialty Curriculum

Healthcare Management Specialty Degree requirements
Must complete all of the following:
MBA 702 – Quality & Performance Mgmt 3 sem. hrs.

In this course, students examine quality management as it provides the means for the organization to define its culture and support the constant attainment of stakeholder satisfaction through an integrated system of tools, techniques and training. Concepts and practices to effectively manage, measure and improve organizational performance are also examined. Topics include a comparative analysis of influential quality theorists, such as Deming, Crosby, Taguchi and others, application of various continuous improvement techniques, definition and development of individual, group and organization-level performance indicators and performance improvement systems.

MBA 721 – Legal & Policy Aspect Healthcare 3 sem. hrs.

The focus of this course is on the current health care laws and policies. This course examines the complex issues in the healthcare industry, such as healthcare liability, malpractice, healthcare insurance, disclosure of patient information, patient and provider relationships and the government roles in the healthcare industry.

MBA 722 – Healthcare Organization & Systems 3 sem. hrs.

This course explores the health care internal and external environments and their impacts on organizational design and structure and the decision-making process. Topics include healthcare institutions such as hospitals, long-term care facilities, and the role of the government in patient care.

MBA 723 – Healthcare Finance/Economics 3 sem. hrs.

This course explores healthcare specific financial policies and issues, analytical framework and economic transformation for financial decisions (such as investment and working capital), methods of financial management, insurance coverage and financing. In addition, the course focuses on the ability to apply economic and population health models to address health service issues and problems.

Elective Specialty Courses
Must successfully complete one of the following:
MBA 683 – Not-For-Profit Accounting 3 sem. hrs.

This course explores the accounting for hospitals and voluntary health and welfare organizations. The specific topics include financial statements and government reporting for non-profit entities, as well as Statements of Financial Position, Activities, and Functional Expenses.

MBA 744 – Services Marketing 3 sem. hrs.

This course examines the unique aspects and attributes of services marketing within the larger marketing and marketing strategy contexts. Topics include delivering value, the service experience, customer satisfaction, pricing of services, and service recovery.

MBA 761 – Entrepreneurship/Innovation 3 sem. hrs.

This course focuses on developing innovative solutions to real-world business problems and creating new business opportunities. Topics include developing and formulating new and creative business ideas, identifying the market needs and planning business opportunities, and assessing the typical operating and administrative issues.

Specialty Capstone Course
MBA 739 – Healthcare Strategy 3 sem. hrs.

This course explores the integrative and cross-functional nature of strategy and decision-making in the health services sector. Topics include principles, concepts and theories from strategic planning, as well as an integrative approach linking strategy with marketing, human resources management, accounting, finance, and operations management.

Careers and Outcomes

According to U.S. News and World Report, the top jobs for MBA graduates in the healthcare industry are:

  • Corporate development associate
  • Healthcare consultant
  • Strategic project manager
  • Hospital administrator
  • Brand manager

Healthcare professions Walsh University graduates have held include:

  • Non-profit government relations director
  • Medical center practice manager
  • Hospital case manager
  • General manager

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, individuals 25 and older with a master’s degree earned approximately $10,000 more a year than their counterparts with a bachelor’s degree. The median pay for healthcare management positions was more than $90,000 per year. The industry is expected to grow by 17% by 2024, leading to the creation of more than 500,000 jobs.

In-Class Option also available.
MBA 621 – Sustainable Ethical Leadership 3 sem. hrs.

This course is designed to explore behavior in the modern business world from a professional ethical perspective. Particular current issues will form the basis of discussion and analysis. During the course, students will study ethics as a discipline and will explore it with an emphasis on the modern business environment. Cases and presentations will be used to provide a better understanding of concepts and principles that determine managerial ethics in real-life situations. This course will explore the application of moral theory to management decision-making with special emphasis on the Catholic moral tradition in adherence to Ex Corde Ecclesiae (1990).

MBA 622 – Organ Behavior & Communication 3 sem. hrs.

In this course, students examine essential management, organizational behavior and communication theories. Topics include motivation, conflict management and resolution, groups and teams, and communication. This course is designed to explore how these elements impact the practical application of behavioral science theories with respect to solving complex management problems in a diverse, global environment.

MBA 623 – Financial Accounting & Mgmt 3 sem. hrs.

This course examines the practices required to effectively manage an organization’s financial resources. This course explores financial analysis and budgeting techniques with an orientation towards development, analysis, and interpretation of historical, present, and projected performance measures. This course will explore firm’s financing strategies and its access to a variety of capital sources, a firm’s optimal capital structure, and effective resource allocation and investment strategies. The specific topics include financial statement analysis, pro forma analysis, operating budgets, capital budgeting, insourcing and outsourcing, capital structure, and cost of capital.

MBA 624 – Marketing 3 sem. hrs.

This course explores the applications of marketing theories and concepts used throughout various types of organizations, including manufacturing, service, nonprofit, and government entities. Topics include marketing strategy and planning, market segmentation, consumer behavior, branding, product and service development, and international marketing.

MBA 625 – Information Systems 3 sem. hrs.

This course focuses on various information and communications technologies. Students will examine how information systems are used to solve problems, manage data, and make better business decisions. Topics include management information systems, databases, ERP systems, cloud computing, and information privacy.

MBA 626 – Applied Org Research & Analysis 3 sem. hrs.

This course provides students with an overview of statistical concepts and research methods used by for-profit and not-for-profit organizations. Students gain an understanding of research problem formulation, research design, sampling methods, analytic and descriptive survey questionnaires, qualitative versus quantitative data collection, and evaluation and interpretation of descriptive and inferential statistics by performing their own research. The course includes consideration of the use of research methods in program evaluation and outcome studies. This course further emphasizes the importance of integrating research into the business setting to the benefit of students and the overall business profession.